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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Horseman Labor Solutions Continues to Support Horsemen as a Sponsor of National HBPA

The National HBPA is pleased to announce that Horseman Labor Solutions (HLS) is continuing its support of horsemen by renewing its corporate sponsorship of National HBPA. Horseman Labor Solutions is an immigration service company that provides assistance in the immigration process for the international worker in the horse racing industry.

According to National HBPA President & Chairman Joe Santanna, “We are excited for the continued support of National HBPA’s horsemen and women by Horseman Labor Solutions. We greatly value their support of our organization and its members, as well as the keen insight into the immigration arena that they bring to the table. Horseman Labor Solutions knows the ever-changing immigration laws and statutes and the horse racing industry, and they are an excellent resource for the HBPA and our horsemen who need help in this area.”

With nearly two decades of immigration legal experience, Horseman Labor Solutions brings workers as grooms, hot walkers, and other positions for trainers throughout the United States.

“We are delighted to lend our sponsorship to the National HBPA for yet another great year in the horse racing industry,” said HLS Co-Owner and Director of Operations Briian Newhouse-Velie.

Newhouse-Velie continued, “We are pleased to again work with the National HBPA and its affiliates and many of the best trainers in the business. Horseman Labor Solutions exclusively provides solutions for employers in the chronically understaffed horse and equine industries. Our methodologies provide a turnkey package to trainers and HBPA affiliates to assist in the often complex process. Our mission is to provide horse racing and equestrian employers with a range of options all designed to provide the highest quality workforce available, including H2B, P1 and P1S visas. Additionally, P1 visas provide a platform upon which beneficiaries can petition for permanent residence.

“Our services assist the horsemen in individually navigating through the legal procedure involved in bringing workers for a temporary period. Our comprehensive temporary labor solutions often include legal, taxation, workers’ compensation, as well as other administrative compliance issues such as clearing the legal visa, consular checks, and transportation to the United States.”

Horseman Labor Solutions (HLS) has brought grooms from Mexico on H2B visas with a success rate of 94 percent. Additionally, Oklahoma HBPA, also a client of HLS, was one of only two state organizations to receive an approved blanket labor certification.

“We believe our immigration experience allows us to offer a suite of solutions to horsemen’s staffing needs,” said William Velie, CEO of HLS. “Our investment in the HBPA demonstrates our long-term commitment to the horse industry. We look forward to participating and presenting at future conferences.”

William Velie and Briian Newhouse-Velie, both Oklahoma natives, are graduates of the University of Oklahoma and the University of California at Berkeley. William attended the University of Oklahoma Law School, and Briian graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies with a Master’s Degree in Leadership Administration. Williams has practiced immigration law across the United States for nearly two decades and has a wide range of experience with employment based immigration, with a focus on H2B visas. Velie has secured the certification by the United States Department of Labor of between three and five thousand H2B visas annually for the past five years.

For more information, visit Horseman Labor Solutions online at or call Horseman Labor Solutions at 1-800-678-RACE (7223).

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